The #SundayPost: Running backs, catching up, and giving back

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post

Last Sunday I was sitting at the Bengals game in Cincinnati watching Joe Mixon score FIVE touchdowns, so I didn’t have time to write my Sunday Post. The past week was spent catching up on work, and this weekend I’m relaxing in Bryson City with Doug, Hermann, Holly, and Harold. Tomorrow it’s back to work.

Yesterday I took some of the MANY free books I’ve gotten from being a blogger and I donated them to the Friends of the Marianna Black Library bookstore in Bryson City. This bookstore is nonprofit and helps fund the library. I have accumulated way more books than I can possibly keep, so I figured I’d give them to a good cause. There are also at least two free library boxes in Bryson City, one at the Swain County Heritage Museum and one at Buttermilk Farms Antiques, so I put some books in those boxes as well. Anyone who wants to can take a book and leave a book. I would like to encourage other bloggers to do the same in your area if you get a lot of free print copies and no place to put them.

Since I was downtown, I did the tourist thing and went to all the shops near the Smoky Mountain Railroad. I also went inside the Swain County Heritage Museum, which is all decorated for Christmas. The museum is free and they have a gift shop to raise funds. The museum is a look back at how residents of Bryson City lived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and before.

Friends of the Marianna Black Library Used Bookstore

Here’s a Bryson City sunrise pic from yesterday.

Here’s a frosty sunrise picture from this morning:

If you zoom in you can see the frost on the mountaintops.


Work and travel kept me pretty busy, so it was a quiet week on the blog early in the week.

On Wednesday I posted a review of Daisy and the Dazzling Dachshunds as part of a book tour for Zooloos Book Tours.

On Thursday I posted a review of Light to the Hills by Bonnie Blaylock

On Friday I participated in Book Blogger Hop.

On Saturday, for Indie Weekend, I reviewed Two of a Kind, a Christmas novella by Gail Meath. It is a prequel to the Jax Diamond Mystery series.


This schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday I will participate in Top Ten Tuesday

Wednesday I will review more books that I read back in August/September for the Historical Novel Society’s magazine, Historical Novels Review.

Friday I will participate in Book Blogger Hop.

From Friday to Sunday I will review Indie books for Indie Weekend.


Just two audiobooks this week:

The Ingenue and Entropy

Have a Blessed Week!

23 thoughts on “The #SundayPost: Running backs, catching up, and giving back”

  1. Excellent post with a great idea: I also need to donate many books, instead of trying to put up more shelves. Following your example, I will look for a local library, not funded by any entity, who wants to receive donated books.

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  2. I haven’t been to a game in SO long. And I LOVE that last pic. I’m enjoying seeeing the Christmas decorations going up- I know it’s too early for some folks but I like it. 🙂

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  3. Gorgeous pictures of the mountains. I love mountains. I could never live anywhere without them. 😀

    I love donating books. I think it’s such a great way to give back to the community.

    I hope you have a great week!

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